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Former chief editorialist nominated for president of Yonhap News Agency

All Headlines 20:25 March 08, 2018

SEOUL, March 8 (Yonhap) -- A former Yonhap News Agency chief editorialist was nominated on Thursday to be the president of South Korea's key news agency.

The Korea News Agency Commission (KONAC), the largest shareholder of Yonhap News Agency, decided to recommend Cho Sung-boo as the company's new president in a board meeting in Seoul.

Cho will be elected as Yonhap's new president and chief executive officer at a general shareholders' meeting slated for March 28. The new president will serve a three-year term.

The 61-year old started his journalist career at Tongyang News Agency, the predecessor of Yonhap News Agency, in 1978 and has worked for Yonhap for about 30 years. He has served as a correspondent to Buenos Aires and Bangkok, as well as business editor and chief editorialist.

He was also the chairman of the Journalists Association of Korea from 1998-99 and a director of KONAC from 2014 to 2017.

This file photo shows former Yonhap News Agency chief editorialist Cho Sung-boo. (Yonhap)

brk@yna.co.kr
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